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Author Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)

Title Agricultural chemicals and the environment / editors, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison
Published Cambridge, U.K. : Royal Society of Chemistry, Information Services, [1996]


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Description xi, 127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
3 1/2 in
Series Issues in environmental science and technology, 1350-7583 ; 5
Issues in environmental science and technology ; 5
Contents Fertilizers and Nitrate Leaching / Thomas M. Addiscott -- Eutrophication of Natural Waters and Toxic Algal Blooms / Alastair J. D. Ferguson, Mick J. Pearson and Colin S. Reynolds -- Impact of Agricultural Pesticides on Water Quality / Kathryn R. Eke, Alan D. Barnden and David J. Tester -- Agricultural Nitrogen and Emissions to the Atmosphere / David Fowler, Mark A. Sutton, Utte Skiba and Ken J. Hargreaves -- Drugs and Dietary Additives, Their Use in Animal Production and Potential Environmental Consequences / Thomas Acamovic and Colin S. Stewart -- Detection, Analysis and Risk Assessment of Cyanobacterial Toxins / Steven G. Bell and Geoffrey A. Codd
Summary Enormous increases in agricultural productivity can properly be associated with the use of chemicals. This statement applies equally to crop production through the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, as to livestock production and the associated use of drugs, steroids and other growth accelerators. There is, however, a dark side to this picture and it is important to balance the benefits which flow from the use of agricultural chemicals against their environmental impacts which sometimes are seriously disadvantageous. Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment explores a variety of issues which currently are subject to wide-ranging debate and are of concern not only to the scientific establishment and to students, but also to farmers, landowners, managers, legislators, and to the general public
Analysis Environment Effects of Agricultural chemicals
Environment Effects of Agricultural chemicals
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic version is available via Issues in Environmental Science and Technology
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader
Subject Agricultural chemicals -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain.
Agricultural chemicals -- Environmental aspects.
Pollution -- Great Britain.
Author Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Harrison, Roy M., 1948-
Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.)
Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain). Information Services.
LC no. 96209368
ISBN 0854042202
1591244129 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection